For many teachers, the only option they know to use cell phones in the classroom is to ban them in phone jail to prevent certain distractions. We are here to show you a few more ideas.
Are All Cell Phones In The Classroom Only A Distraction?
This image from @themetspictures shows how some teachers hold cell phones captive as a solution to student distractions. However, the following activities will show you a few other ways to show your students how to use their devices for educational purposes in the classroom.
Cell Phone #1 – Talking Vs Texting Math Games
Help your students understand math lessons with real life situations.
Cell Phone #2 – Text Message Homework Reminders
“Remind101 is a FREE, safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents without ever sharing phone numbers.” – Sydney Musslewhite
Cell Phone #3 – Research Assignments Made Easy
At their desks, students can research and get the answers they need for assignments. Knowing how to search for answers on their own is a valuable skill.
Cell Phone #4 – Photo Scavenger Hunts
An activity like a photo scavenger hunt is an opportunity for students to get out of their seats, grab their devices and explore their school.
Take these ideas and try them in your classroom this week. For more ideas visit the Teacher Learning Community and explore other ways that teachers are using mobile learning to transform their classroom.